Desert Fury 01/22/19

KL Studio Classics

The murky crimes of sordid characters come to the fore in the wide-open Nevada spaces… producer Hal Wallis’ Technicolor noir concentrates on the possessive and perverse competition for Lizabeth Scott’s luscious blonde — the mother that wants to corral her, the gangster who thinks she’s an escape and the local hunk who wears a badge. Robert Rossen’s edgy screenplay depicts its violent action on a psychological level. Burt Lancaster, Mary Astor, John Hodiak and Wendell Corey co-star in what Eddie Muller calls the gayest noir of them all. On Blu-ray from KL Studio Classics.